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The Last 26 Players Taken at #26

A look at the kinds of players that Calgary may find at 26

2018 NHL Draft - Round One Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images

With the Flames holding Pick #26 and different possibilities swirling about the trading of the pick, I wanted to look at some of the players picked with Pick #26. Obviously you can’t judge the picks value based on other players as it comes down to the competencies of the various scouting staffs involved, but here’s an idea of the kind of players chosen and their career numbers.

Players at Pick 26

Year Player Pos. Team GP G (Record) A (SV%) Pts (GAA) GP with Draft Team
Year Player Pos. Team GP G (Record) A (SV%) Pts (GAA) GP with Draft Team
1993 Stefan Berkqvist D Pittsburgh 7 0 0 0 7
1994 Dan Cloutier G NY Rangers 351 139-142-33-4 0.899 2.77 34
1995 Maxim Kuznetsov D Detroit 136 2 8 10 117
1996 Jesse Wallin D Detroit 49 0 2 2 49
1997 Kevin Grimes D Colorado 0 0 0 0 0
1998 Mike Van Ryn D New Jersey 353 30 99 129 0
1999 Martin Havlat RW Ottawa 790 242 352 494 298
2000 Brain Sutherby C Washington 460 41 49 90 259
2001 Jason Bacashihua G Dallas 38 7-17-4 0.897 3.19 0
2002 Martin Vagner D Dallas 0 0 0 0 0
2003 Brian Boyle C Los Angeles 766 124 92 216 36
2004 Corey Schneider G Vancouver 396 167-153-56 0.919 2.4 98
2005 Matt Pelech D Calgary 13 1 3 4 5
2006 Leland Irving G Calgary 13 3-4-4 0.902 3.25 13
2007 David Perron LW St. Louis 779 198 292 490 479
2008 Tyler Ennis LW Buffalo 543 117 159 276 419
2009 Kyle Palmieri RW Anaheim 496 150 143 293 198
2010 Evgeny Kuznetsov C Washington 416 101 236 337 416
2011 Phillip Danault C Chicago 268 37 91 128 32
2012 Brendan Gaunce C Vancouver 117 6 9 15 117
2013 Shea Theodore D Anaheim 193 23 60 83 53
2014 Nikita Scherbak RW Montreal 37 6 2 8 29
2015 Noah Juulsen D Montreal 44 2 6 8 44
2016 Tage Thompson RW St. Louis 106 10 11 21 41
2017 Jake Oettinger G Dallas 0 0 0 0 0
2018 Jacob Bernard-Docker D Ottawa 0 0 0 0 0

Only eight players selected at Pick#26 have ended up playing more than 100 games with their draft club which is somewhat surprising. That’s not even a season and a half.

Of the players selected, the biggest names are Martin Havlat, Brian Boyle, David Perron, and rapidly rising Capitals star Evgeny Kuznetsov.

The Flames made a pair of selections at #26 and certainly had no luck with those picks, drafting Leland Irving and Matt Pelech who combined to play just 18 games for Calgary.

Hopefully they can reverse this trend by finding a long-term contributor with this year’s selection.

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